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apache runs Magento on our Linux server, and I'm trying to find out where the home directory for this user would be. I need to place a private key for SFTP access for Magento's extension.

There is /var/www, so would I have a directory, /var/www/.ssh/ here and put the private key there?

Furthermore, I'm not even sure if this will work when a Magento extension will attempt to upload a file via key-anthenticating SFTP. I do have the password-authentication SFTP already set up, and that works great. This might be a little off-topic, however.

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On a terminal, do grep "apache" /etc/passwd

You should get something like


That second-last column (/var/www in my example) is the home directory of apache

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